News: Chris Tucker Finally Addresses 'Friday' Hype: "It's Such A Big Rumor" [Audio]

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 9:33PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Hollywood actor Chris Tucker has finally cleared the air on recent rumors which have attached him to reprising his role as "Smokey" in an upcoming Friday flick.

Although he did not turn down the possibility, Tucker said it is unlikely he will take part in another Friday movie.

"You know what? I don't know. I talked to Ice Cube, because it's such a big rumor and people get mad if you say you ain't doing something so I'm real careful. Me and Cube, we're talking about it and they're working on a script. If it comes back, but I don't think it'll be as special as the first one." ("Tom Joyner Morning Show")

The 40 year-old Hollywood veteran also explained why he did not take part in 2000's Next Friday.

"When they was doing the Next Friday, I already was doing Money Talks -- and I always wanted to keep going next level and all that stuff so I wouldn't be in that box, so, I was doing Money Talks with Charlie Sheen and then after that we did all the Rush Hour's and the Fifth Element, Dead Presidents and all that stuff, so, that's what happened. I was already doing another movie. ... Back then I was real smart, so I'm trying to get back to that so we'll see what happens but I doubt it." ("Tom Joyner Morning Show")

A few weeks ago, reports surfaced which claimed the role was confirmed.

Well lookie what we have here! Lets not even play games. Ice Cube has revealed to us exclusively that he's fully confirmed for a new movie in the "Friday" series. But, this time, he managed to get Chris Tucker on board to get everybody sky-high once again. Let me tell you - this is good news! Now as far as the "everybody" else, I am not sure who that is, but I'm thinking everybody else may be overload for the movie. Too many laughs! There you have it. (All Hip Hop Rumors)

In June, Ice Cube detailed his aim to have Tucker return to the Friday franchise.

"I hope so. I got a part written in for him. It's really about Chris," Cube said when asked if Tucker is returning. "I'm not going to beg him to be in the movie, but I'm going to ask him...twice. (laughs) And hopefully he'll do it. We're trying to make a deal. That's what the fans want. I want to give the fans what they want, but with or without Chris, we're going to make you laugh. It's a funny movie. It's a lot of funny, new characters that pop in, mixed with a lot of the characters that we've known over the three movies. It's crazy and it's back to the basics." (Global Grind)

Check out Chris Tucker's interview below (9:22 mark):

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